The Deputy Leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Madumadawa Aravinda has resigned from his position in the party following an anti-muslim speech given by him at one of the divisional meetings last week.
A certain rhetoric that connects violence to the idea of the state and the nation continually legitimises and normalises acts of hate and aggression.
Envoys of 17 Islamic countries have told Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they acknowledge the need for a universal law common to all communities, the Government’s official news portal reported.
Civil society actors and legal experts are calling into question the Government's freshly proposed moves to curb hate speech and fake news.
Minister of Finance and Mass media Mangala Samaraweera is asking state banks under the purview of his ministry to stop advertising on Derana and Hiru.